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Monday, June 14, 2010
One of my favorite weeds
An interesting ‘weed’. To be sure some have an aversion to this plant in their lawns. My Scottish uncle used to call it ‘grave yard vetch’. This common low growing flowering plant has several names the most common of which is Creeping Charley. It will grow in places where little else does, has nice leaves and very small blue flowers. It grows to a maximum height of perhaps six inches - and even has a nice small when cut back with the lawnmower or other trimmer. Of all the so-called weeds, it’s probably one of the nicest.